The Room – Free Story

Jenni is running away from her problems at the university, driving into the night. Exhausted, she stops at an old, isolated motel.

She is not prepared for what she meets there!

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Jenni smiled too sweetly at herself.


Ya en español: La Habitación

Most Magyarul: A Szoba


Volume #2: Portland

Now Available on Amazon and iBooks

50¢ Flash v2: Portland

The opening paragraphs of both Solitaire and Waiting for a Latte stand out like a painting in my mind. The description of the winter and the rains that Portland is known for are but two little things Jaan Seunnasepp uses to accurately and artistically capture the feel of the city. He uses this language throughout this collection to weave together a blanket that you can wrap yourself in.

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Waiting for a Latte is the perfect fare for someone hungry to eat at the buffet of witty cynicism. Goodie Two-Shoes is a quick, delicious appetizer that will leave you hungry for the entrée.  It is a the prefect blend of dark humor and serious story telling.

– editor Alex Stevens

more on vol #2: Portland …
Buy v2 on Amazon
Buy v2 on iBook

sample story: The Room

Waiting on iBookstore + (Anthology #1: Twist)

Posted to iBooks and to Lulu today! YAY!!

It was a real effort. The Pages program did not seem to want to do things correctly so I wound up editing xhtml and other data files by hand. About four days of work.  😦

The big drag now is that no one can give me any idea as to how long we have to wait for iBookstore Quality Assurance approval. Some blogs are saying 30 days or more!

Here is the link to the Lulu account where people can buy a PDF version. That is readable on almost all systems.

Click the cover image to go there.

BUY via Lulu.com 50¢ Flash - v1: Twist

BUY via Lulu.com 50¢ Flash – v1: Twist

  • – 3 short stories: Jaan Seunnasepp
  • – drawings: Katrin Orav
  • – photos: J M Manness
  • – editor: Alex Stevens
  1. THE ROOM: Jenni P. checks into a secluded motel, unaware of what will confront her there.
  2. POOL HALL SCENE: Michael is down on his luck until he plays a stranger.
  3. THE BOTTLE OF TOKAJI: University student Greta returns home to find her roommate has opened a very special bottle of wine.

—- from the intro by editor Alex Stevens

This first volume of 50 Cent Flash Fiction will bring you into the fun, interesting, and intriguingly bizarre world of Jaan Seunnasepp. Jaan has a unique, dark sense of humor is playful with his writing, which makes for fun reading – you can’t help but smile or laugh out loud.

Jaan makes your feel as if you’re right there alongside his characters. Add his sense of drama, and you’ve got yourself a solid bit of writing. The theme for this volume is Twist. Each piece should give you a little something you don’t quite expect, and keep your literary taste buds craving more. There is humor, fear, excitement, and rage — a whole gamut of emotions.

ISBN: 9780985710101

COMING SOON – v1 “Twist!”

Cover for Anthology #1

WE are close to publishing!

Well – we have a new plan of action – publish a volume of 3 stories on iBooks for 99¢.

1- The Room

2- Pool Hall Scene

3- The Bottle of Tokaj

Plus Katrin’s great illustrations, and photos from Malcolm Manness.

Here is at Katrin’s amazing cover (draft)

Story: No 04 – The Room

Anthology #1

Free Sample This Story

No. 04:  The Room   

(Urban Fantasy — 912 words)

Rich-kid Jenni Plochka checks into a cheap motel on the run from her latest diva-tragedy. She is running from her demons, but can she hide?

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“Jenni Plochka?” Dressed in a faded, pink bathrobe, the worn woman read from the card in her booze-and-tobacco harshened voice. The blue neon “Vacancy” flashed through her cigarette smoke. …



The Room is included in Anthology #1


Story: No 03 – Goodie Two-Shoes

This story is my first entry into Tin House’s Plotto Contest.

Goodie Two-Shoes

(Urban Fantasy — 499 words)

Martin Pechowski looked around the dim, underground soup kitchen, with its sad, assorted cast of castoff street characters, sitting at the round, dark formica-topped tables. He hoisted loose fitting pants, took his plate to the bus tray. He smiled faintly at the pretty young volunteer, took the chocolate brownie she offered as he headed up the stairs.

In the entryway, several boxes were being tossed onto a long table. First dibs, he thought.

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Story: No 01 – Pool Hall Scene

Anthology #1

Free Sample The Room

Pool Hall Scene.

(Urban Fantasy – 854 words)

Michael looked up as a tall, slender figure entered the smoky poolroom. He was wearing a fedora and an elegant black coat, and Michael was sure he’d seen him before, but he couldn’t remember when.

Down on his luck these last few nights, Michael had lost easy games. He fidgeted unhappily, and finished his drink. His collar chafed his neck in the oppressive summer heat. “It must be real late,” he thought, as the place was all but deserted. It was one of those nights when it seemed as though he had been in this game hall for eternity.

In a smooth voice, the stranger asked: “Care for a game?” . . .